Notice Type
Departmental
Notice Title

Approval of Lead Clinician to Provide Substitution Treatment Under Section 24 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975

Pursuant to section 24(7)(b) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975, I, John Crawshaw, acting under delegated authority from the Minister of Health, specify the Rata Alcohol and Other Drug Service as a service that may provide treatment with controlled drugs for people who are dependent on controlled drugs, at the following places:

Grey Base Hospital, High Street, Greymouth 7805.

Buller Mental Health Service, Derby Street, Westport 7825.

Hokitika Health Centre, Sewell Street, Hokitika 7810.

And, pursuant to section 24(7)(a) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975, I, John Crawshaw, acting under delegated authority from the Minister of Health, specify that Dr Alfred Dell’ario, as a medical practitioner, may:

  1. prescribe, administer or supply controlled drugs for the treatment of dependence to controlled drugs as the lead clinician for Rata Alcohol and Other Drug Service;
  2. authorise in writing service/clinic medical practitioners as specified under subsection 24(2)(b) to:
    1. prescribe, administer or supply controlled drugs for the treatment of dependence;
    2. authorise in writing general practitioners receiving clients from Rata Alcohol and Other Drug Service as specified under subsection (2)(d); and
  3. authorise in writing general practitioners receiving clients from Rata Alcohol and Other Drug Service as specified under subsection (2)(d).

Conditions

  1. Controlled drugs may only be prescribed, administered or supplied to people who are or have been clients of Rata Alcohol and Other Drug Service.
  2. This approval expires on 1 July 2019.

Dated at Wellington this 4th day of June 2019.

Dr JOHN CRAWSHAW, Director of Mental Health.